Man dies after falling 400 feet off Grand Canyon's South Rim

Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park, Toroweap Overlook a vertical panorama of the Canyon from Rim to River. (Photo by: Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say a man has fallen to his death about 400 feet off the South Rim.

Due to terrain, safety concerns and approaching darkness, park officials say recovery operations for the body of the unidentified man have been suspended until Friday morning.

The Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a man who had fallen from the edge of the rim trail east of Mather Point about 4:20 p.m. Thursday.

Responding units included park rangers, technical search and rescue team and the park helicopter.

A search over the edge was unable to locate the man, but authorities say the park helicopter was able to locate the body below the rim.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service.

 

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